Terry Riley (1935)
The Serquent Risadome (2014)
for string quartet
- General information
- Duration: 14 mn
- Publisher: Associated Music Publishers
- Commission: Carnegie Hall
- Composition date: 2014
- Chamber music [String quartet]
- 2 violins, viola, cello
28 March 2014
États-Unis, New-York, Carnegie Hall
The title is from a short futuristic tale I wrote some years back called The Autodaydreamographical Anteriopod using mostly made-up words. The tale was subsequently used in a piece that I performed with the Bang on a Can All-Stars entitled Science Fiction. The Serquent Risadome seemed like a good fit with the music of the new quartet.
The opening sentence of the tale is, "Not yet obvicacious or boliferant, it subsequated, or rather anteriorted down the mawg veering toward the location formerly known as Cherenefora, in a seemingly plispephine yet serquent risadome."
— Terry Riley
"Not yet obvicaceous or boliferant, it subsequated, or rather, anteriorated down the marg, veering toward the location formerly known as Cherenefora, in a seemingly plispephine yet serquent risadome."